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Last Updated Wednesday January 17 2018 03:03 AM IST

SC trashes woman's plea claiming to be Jaya's daughter

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 SC trashes woman's plea claiming to be Jaya's daughter Ever since Jayalalithaa's death, there have been hints of foul play in her death, with critics pointing fingers at her aide, the now jailed V.K. Sasikala. PTI

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday refused to entertain a petition of a woman who claimed to be the daughter of late Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa.

A bench of justices M B Lokur and Deepak Gupta also refused to allow the plea of the woman to conduct DNA test for the purpose of proving her parentage.

Senior advocate Indira Jaising, who appeared for the woman, had also sought cremation of Jayalalithaa as per Hindu rites since she was an Iyengar Brahmin.

The court, however, said the petitioner was at liberty to approach the High Court.

Amrutha said her foster parents - the sister and brother-in-law of the late Tamil Nadu chief minister - had adopted her in 1982. She claimed she was the biological daughter of Jayalalithaa and this was conveyed to her by her foster father before he died.

Jayalalithaa was admitted to a hospital in Chennai with fever and dehydration on September 22 and died in December. Ever since Jayalalithaa's death, there have been hints of foul play, with critics pointing fingers at her aide, the now jailed V K Sasikala.

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